Care and Equality: Inventing a New Family Politics

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Knopf, 1999 - Political Science - 206 pages
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"Outlining a new pro-family politics that recognizes the need of individuals for both autonomy and intimate, lasting connection to others, Harrington proposes policies that include efforts to prevent teenage pregnancy, public support for single-parent families, public and private support for the relief of stresses on marriage, and an effort to bring many more voices into policy discussions."--BOOK JACKET.

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A partially successful attempt to deny that "liberal family policy" is an oxymoron. Few people doubt that there is a crisis over family-related issues in contemporary American society. Harrington ... Read full review

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"In spite of the fact that most American women are in the paid workforce, we have not taken full account of what that means. We are operating as if they were still at home much of the time taking care ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Mona Harrington, the author of three previous books, was educated at the University of Massachusetts and at Harvard University, where she received a law degree and a doctorate in political science. She has served as a lawyer in the State Department, raised three children, and taught political science and women's studies before turning to writing full-time. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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